Tag Archives: Crop Planning

How to Select Vegetable Varieties for Greenhouse Growing

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 04, 2021

How to Select Vegetable Varieties for Greenhouse Growing

Got a new greenhouse or poly tunnel and wondering what varieties to plant? Experiencing issues with low yields or disease in your greenhouse? Check out this interview with Gemma McNeill, Owner-Operator of Zaklan Farm, a suburban microfarm in Surrey, British Columbia. Once you’ve gleaned some wisdom from Gemma, you may want to learn more. We recommend you follow up by reading an outline on how to select vegetable varieties for greenhouse growing, plus recommendations for the best greenhouse tomato, pepper, cucumber, eggplant, and lettuce varieties to try, from Johnny’s Selected Seeds. Photo above is of Gemma by Zaklan Farm. Greenhouse … Continue reading How to Select Vegetable Varieties for Greenhouse Growing

How to Plan a Market Garden

Posted by Michalina Hunter on February 04, 2021

how to plan a market garden

This post covers the basics of planning a market garden (or backyard garden), including tools from Johnny’s Seeds for calculating the amount of seed you’ll need and crop yields. An Intro to Johnny’s Seed Quantity Calculators & Yield Charts • How to measure • How much of what to plant • How far apart • To produce just so much? Planning your market garden layout is one of the more challenging annualized tasks of vegetable production, because multiple goals must be rolled into the planning process. Rotations, planting dates, days to maturity, duration of harvest, labour resources, and even microclimates … Continue reading How to Plan a Market Garden

Small Farm Software Tools

Posted by Melanie Buffel on April 29, 2020 16 Comments

Software Tools for Small Farms This article was originally written by Chris Bodnar, and was published in COABC’s BC Organic Grower, Volume 16, Number 3, Summer, 2013. It has since been expanded and updated by YA staff.  Find more farm business resources  on our FARM BUSINESS TOOLS PAGE Many organic farms have a special binder. The binder holds field records, crop plans, a multitude of to-do lists and miscellaneous notes. The binder is sacred; should it ever go missing, the following year’s organic inspection would be a nightmare. The farm’s operations depend on a bundle of papers that, with one drop in … Continue reading Small Farm Software Tools

Kelowna, BC January 25, 2015: Crop Planning to Successfully Grow $150,000 / 1.5 Acres! Workshop for Organic Vegetable Growers with Frederic Theriault

Posted by Sara Dent on December 29, 2014

Come and learn how to attain profitability through crop planning with Frédéric Thériault, Quebec Farmer and co-author of the Canadian Organic Growers book Crop Planning for Organic Vegetable Growers! A great follow-up workshop from our Spring 2014 tour with Jean-Martin Fortier on Six-Figure Farming for Small Plots. Doors Open: 9:30am Workshop Starts: 10am-6pm Cost: $75, Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1093232 Lunch: 1-2pm Bring a dish to share and tools to eat with! Location: UBC-Okanagan Campus Library Building Room L305 – 3333 University Way, Kelowna, BC In partnership with UBC Okanagan’s Centre for Social, Spatial, and Economic Justice. All proceeds from ticket sales support Young … Continue reading Kelowna, BC January 25, 2015: Crop Planning to Successfully Grow $150,000 / 1.5 Acres! Workshop for Organic Vegetable Growers with Frederic Theriault